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Bad Day Blues

ART Recovery

Aim: to post a new art piece every week. Difference between this week and last....FAILURE. I worked diligently on a piece convincing myself all the while it would result in personal satisfaction. "An artists only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection and on his own terms, not anyone else's." - J.D. Salinger

I would have settled for mediocrity, much less perfection, whilst defined by myself. I love and agree with J.D.'s quote which makes miserable failure, on my part, harder to bear. All that came to fruition was torn, crinkled paper. Hours spent with no result other than honesty (count?) of pure failure. When all else fails with pad and pencil, resort to photography and lightroom!

Diana Julia.jpg

I could go on about outward beauty of my baby (can't every mother?). Far more valuable, rare and important is the inward beauty, sensitivity and intellect of this precious soul. PTL, I can fall back on a photographic image to ease the shame of artistic failure. Let the recovery process begin.

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing,

but in rising up every time we fail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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